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02-28-2012, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Even in the years after the dynasty 70s teams we had some good clubs in the late 80s. I remember the feeling before a game of expecting to win. It certainly wasn't a guarantee but we always expected to win. That feeling has been gone for a long, long time now.
You're very right. It was so different. Even if the team didn't have that great of a season, they still had a legit shot at winning the cup. The expectations were higher back then, but they were also realistic. This whole crap about fighting for eight and "anything can happen" happened in the mid/late 2000's.

That 88-89 team was frigging legendary.

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